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In this article, the authors focus on showing the normative structure of the General Council of the Judiciary as a specific body aimed at protecting the independence of the courts and the independence of the judiciary. In the content of the article they analyse the principles of creation of this body, its internal organisation and competences. The main purpose of this analysis is to answer the question of whether Spanish solutions can be an inspiration to other states that want to properly protect the above values. However, the conclusions are not positive. A very narrow constitutional regulation, and thus granting of significant freedom for the legislator in shaping the General Council, causes basic weaknesses related to the functioning of a kind of “government” of judges.